If you are here looking for a critical non biased review on TiDom you have come to the right website. In this short article I will be reviewing this brand new Top Tier Direct Sales company, its products, its compensation plan, its sales funnel and examining whether or not TiDom is a business that will save your financial future (this is what all Top Tier Direct Sales deals say) or potentially destroy it.
First let’s digress a little bit and take a quick look at what a Top Tier Direct Sales (or as some call it Top Tier MLM) actually is and how it differs from other online or home business models.
Now if you read my article on Home Business Models Review or my article on Top Tier MLM, then you already know the how they compare to each other, but just for the sake of a quick refresher…
This business model is very popular but the success ratio very low because it takes so long to reach any type of decent monthly income. All variations aside, (Unilevel, Compression, Roll ups, Binary, Directors Check Match, etc.) the bottom line is that pretty much all MLM pay plans yield about 5%.
So that means that since your monthly residual comes primarily from your downlines monthly autoship (usually $100/mo.) it’s going to take on average over 2000 people in your downline to make you even $5,000/month and since there is no quick way to add 2000 people to your team quickly you have to rely on duplication of your downline and that takes time. In most cases even a great recruiter will spend 2 to 3 years to get there.
You just have to love the appeal of this business model. I mean there are probably 2 Billion (with a big B) people online today and the idea that you can develop a great product and sell to that audience and have your money come in on autopilot is beyond intoxicating…..
It’s like joy on steroids!
Ah but the rub here is that online marketing is hard, very very hard and very technical. Even if you go the easier route of affiliate sales (Selling stuff on amazon, etc.) there is a steep learning curve and the average online marketer probably makes only a few hundred to a few thousand dollars or so a year.
Top Tier Direct Sales – Top Tier MLM
Now this business model takes the Network marketing business model to an entirely new level by making a few critical tweaks.
Top Tier Direct Sales entry levels are higher & the commissions are bigger
With Top Tier Direct Sales, you usually have entry levels that are higher (some going to $20,000 or more) and you get paid a lot larger percentage of the sale, in some cases even 100%
So if you have a Top Tier Direct Sales company where the average sales are $3,500 or more and you make 100% on a sale….
Get the sailboat ready, I am retiring to the Bahamas……
Sorry I got excited…
This explains the popularity of this lesser known business model
Now that you know the basics let’s examine the latest do all, kill all, to enter the marketplace
TiDom Top Tier Direct Sales Model
TiDom, which according to the promotional video on the site stands for “Time Freedom” was launched several months ago and immediately attracted a pretty big following from other Top Tier Direct Salers companies, most actually coming from another Top Tier Direct Sales company called “Millionaire Marketing Machine”
TiDom followed the tried and true strategy of using “info products” as their product line and the website lists an impressive review of their “Training Products” that run from Health and Fitness to online marketing and personal development.
Now when you buy into TiDom at a certain level you get 2 things. You get the training products that are attached to that particular level for you to personally use, and you also get resale rights so you can in effect go back out and market those TiDom products and make 100% commissions.
Now just as in Network Marketing business models you can also focus on building a team or in effect just selling the business opportunity rather than trying to market the product.
Now since the bottom line of why people are in business, and especially in a Network Marketing or Top Tier Direct Sales business, is the opportunity to make big money, very few if anyone actually markets the products, they all focus on the business opportunity so the products become secondary.
Important needless to say but secondary
TiDom Compensation Plan
TiDom is structured as a membership based system and there are 5 levels or packages
- TiDom Basic Package – $2000
- TiDom Builder Package – $3500
- TiDom Advanced Package – $6500
- TiDom Pro Package – $12,500
- TiDom VIP Package – $22,000
Is TiDom An ATM On Steroids?
Now the biggest question on your mind right now is probably fall into 3 catagories
- Is the money for real in TiDom?
- Is TiDom a scam?
- Can I make money with TiDom?
The answers in order are Yes-No-Yes
Yes TiDom is a real deal and yes people are making money with this Top Tier Direct Sales model.
No TiDom is not a scam.
Yes you can make money with TiDom.
So that means it’s a go right? Full speed ahead and send your check now!
Well maybe, and maybe not
Now TiDom on the surface has a petty slick presentation and the information is pretty compelling, however there are a few issues that an inexperienced member will never see that could totally kill your business you should be aware of.
Does TiDom Have Price Controls?
In many Top Tier Direct Sales Models, all members can set their own pricing for the products they market. This in my book is a deal killer in any business model. Lack of price controls by the company means that as a company grows, discounting and special deals by unscrupulous members will basically gut the compensation plan and ultimately cause a company to fail.
Now in many cases in a Top Tier Direct Sales Model the company will collect the sales revenue and then cut commission checks to the reps which puts the company in the position of being the policing agency and so discounting is hard or impossible.
However, with digital delivery 100% commission models like Tidom has, the money does not go through the company. The money always goes directly from the Purchaser to the Seller which means the company less control over an unscrupulous rep who finds that same prospect and decides to compete for the signup by offering let’s say a $8500 discount, that lets them buy in at $3500 and then get marked paid at the $12,000 level.
This type of activity totally guts the product value, and a new rep may find their valuable potential customers being lured away by other members who cut deals, and even worse than that, the next step is no sales at all.
Now if this is common practice there will be no higher level sales at all, and even the pricing on the lower level sales will start to erode. I know of one Top Tier Direct Sales deal where reps were actually giving away $6,400 memberships for free, and it totally destroyed them in about a year.
Does this discounting occur at TiDom?
Well yes and no again. This is of course a difficult issue to police with payments going directly from the customer to the seller. At first glance, knowing that there were a lot of the reps that moved from another Top Tier Direct Sales company called Millionaire Marketing Machine (MMM) to Tidom gave me the initial impression that this would be a problem since a lot of MMM members loved to discount heavily, and not seeing any mention of price controls on the Tidom website I felt that this was going to be just another a financial free for all.
However after publishing my original blog post on Tidom, one of the Tidom reps called me and told me that the owner of the company wanted to talk to me (oops must have struck a nerve!) so I called the owner of Tidom and we had a very interesting discussion.
He pointed out that policing and pricing controls are difficult to do however he also pointed out that Tidom does in fact have written “Rules and Regulations” and that it specifically prohibits any member from discounting under pain of dismissal.
He also pointed out that they have in fact thrown 4 representatives out of Tidom that were wantonly violating this policy.
Gadzooks…… I was wrong!
Darn! I hate being wrong…..
Now keep in mind when looking at Top Tier Direct Sales companies that most companies have no pricing controls and the bottom line is they just don’t care. If they try to restrict or control members, they have less leaders who join and that affects their cash flow.
So I am happy to see that Tidom takes this issue seriously
Let pay tribute to those that understand how to do business the right way!
Now this may not seem like a problem but it can be a big one. Lack of advertising guidelines does in fact give all reps greater lattitude in developing new innovative ways to generate leads. However it can also mean that top earning reps will probably be setting up glossy websites using the company’s name as keywords (ie TiDomtopteam.com) to snag anyone doing a web search for the name of the company.
Then when your prospect that you have paid advertising dollars to attract, does a web search before sending you the check they run into dozens of leaders telling your prospect that they have the best team and best support, etc.
Now the scary part is that leader could very well be in your upline and they are now trying to steal your hard earned prospect.
This is what I call “Leadership Skimming” and it’s basically unethical leaders stealing from other reps.
Because of this its is critical that if you join a business model like Tidom that you join a team whose leadership is ethical so you don’t find yourself competing with your sponsor or upline.
TiDom The Final Analysis
Now if you have already read any of my posts on home business models on my blog, you already know that it’s a pretty well-known fact that I favor the Top Tier Direct sales models Like TiDom, and over the last several years I have promoted more than one business at a time and I am free to choose any deal I think has merit.
I am not married to any one company or business model, and if I find a better or even an equivalent business model I would generally add it to my portfolio.
So would I join TiDom?……..
In the final analysis of course no deal is the end all be all, but TiDom does have its good points and there are people who will make a lot of money with this model.
Now all deals have positive and negative factors so as long as there is no deal killer issue at hand then the chances are good that you could make a killing. In regard to Tidom I would have to say that it has a long list of positives and the only deal killer issue (Pricing controls) has been handled so I would have to give it a thumbs up!
So What’s The Attraction to TiDom
What has caused TiDom to act like a magnet for members in other Top Tier Direct Sales deals?
Is it just because it’s new?
Well that’s probably part of it…
but also it has a new very slick presentation (which helps you sell), an updated and fresher looking product mix than several other Top Tier Direct Sales deals that I know of, and it definitively has some growth dynamics working in its favor.
Should you dump everything and Join TiDom?
In the 28 years I have been in the home business industry I have seen this almost magnetic pull that seems sometimes to suck members from one company to the next or even to attract people across business models.
Business Model Jumping
Now there has always been an attraction when people in what I call standard MLM’s first are exposed to Top Tier Direct Sales. Its like the blindfold is taken off and they are shocked that there is really a faster more profitable way to earn big money.
However I have also seen successful people in Top Tier Direct Sales models sometimes move to Standard MLM’s. This is usually because believe it or not, they get dissatisfied by just the money and start falling prey to the idea of how great it would be to not have to market every month but just sit back and rake in the residual.
The problem is that they usually have never been there, and do not realize there is a myth to residual income that is not commonly known. Its goes away if you stop business building and recruiting. Slowly but surely attrition eats your team up from the inside and your residual drops. This is why you see top earners in MLM constantly business building, they have to do it to maintain their residual.
Now I am not raining on the Standard MLM business model, I have built a team using this model to over 7 figures a year, and the model is great. Not as good as Top Tier Direct Sales in my humble opinion but still good.
The Sure Bet…
Now will a hot deal with a slick presentation that also pays big bucks make you successful even if you have never been successful in a home business before?
Well yes and no….
Many times people who have not been successful yet quickly jump to a new deal looking for a quick fix to their slow success.
A powerful deal is only one of the factors that can influence your success, there are equally important factors such as Training, Team Support, and having the right mentor that are the true factors that will really make or break you.
Take my advice here, pick your deal carefully but pick your sponsor and team even more carefully, then get to work and above all never take your eyes off the goal.
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